Expats > Regular Gringos

Posted on 02. Dec, 2017 by .

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My thoughts on why, in time, expats in Latin America may come to prefer the company of other expats in Latin America over non-expat gringos.

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Our Big Pregnancy Scare

Posted on 24. Nov, 2017 by .

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Describing my wife’s latest pregnancy scare after having three children in just over three years. And what it’s like to be the father in a family of five.

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Peru’s Epic Road to the 2018 World Cup

Posted on 16. Nov, 2017 by .

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A roundup of notable developments from the last two years’ lead up to Peru’s national soccer team qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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My Head-Up-My-A$$ Anecdote

Posted on 15. Nov, 2017 by .

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The story on a bad joke I inadvertently made which highlights racial and socioeconomic divisions in Peru and greater Latin America.

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Peru’s Evil Jealous Psycho Witches

Posted on 12. Nov, 2017 by .

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Why would the evil jealous psycho witches in my Lima neighborhood make up stories to sabotage my marriage?

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An Update on Sex Tour Operators in Latin America

Posted on 29. Oct, 2017 by .

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An update of three sex tourism operators in Latin America: David Strecker (Cuba Dave), Jay Harry Drivas (Colombia Jake) and Noah Goldberg (Medellin Paisa).

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Meanwhile in Bolivia …

Posted on 28. Oct, 2017 by .

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In Bolivia, President Evo Morales is trying to undo term limits so he can run for a fourth five-year term. Alternate title: “State of the Pink Tide Update.”

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A Bit of Fascism, a Bit of Modernism in Peru

Posted on 20. Oct, 2017 by .

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Discussing the impact on my life of two recent developments in Peru: the 10-year census and the legalization of medical marijuana.

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What Does it Take for Peruvians to Correct their Children?

Posted on 09. Oct, 2017 by .

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Telling the story of the mysterious foodstuffs being discarded on my rooftop patio, and the saga undergone in getting it to stop.

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How to Make Soccer More Interesting

Posted on 06. Oct, 2017 by .

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My ugly-American proposals to make soccer (aka “football”) a less boring sport for heterosexual men to watch.

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Is Slapping Your Child a Crime in Latin America?

Posted on 02. Aug, 2017 by .

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I slapped my son in public and earned the condemnation of a neighborhood Peruvian for being abusive. Could I have been charged for child abuse?

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Why Does Nicolas Maduro Get No Respect?

Posted on 31. Jul, 2017 by .

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An essay challenging the conventional wisdom that Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro is inept, but rather a brilliant strategist and political operator.

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A Shining City upon a Hill … in Lima

Posted on 12. Jul, 2017 by .

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Another glowing review of the American embassy in Lima, Peru, in which my newborn daughter obtained citizenship from the excellent state-department staff who have no criminal records.

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‘Is My Colombian Webcam Girl a Prostitute?’

Posted on 03. Jul, 2017 by .

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Gringo reader “Lowrider” wants to know if his Colombian webcam girlfriend is using him for the monthly stipends he sends in dollars.

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